How to use Steep in a sentence

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  • She screamed again as she tumbled down a steep hill.

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  • Down these steep slopes we used to coast.

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  • At the end of the hall, a steep set of stairs led to the attic.

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  • She followed him across the valley and up a steep slope.

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  • Jim stopped sometimes to rest, for the climb was rather steep and tiresome.

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  • Half way up the steep was a yawning cave, black as night beyond the point where the rainbow rays of the colored suns reached into it.

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  • He nodded and returned his attention to the steep hill.

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  • Within the walls are two steep hills, one, Dala, about 120 ft.

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  • As a rule the mountain slopes are well graded and subdued, but a few are steep and some are rocky and precipitous.

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  • To the left he saw a sloping descent lit up, and facing it a black knoll that seemed as steep as a wall.

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  • A good brisk walk up a steep rugged trail would leave him too exhausted to make advances.

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  • The angle was too steep, though and the roots of the bush too shallow.

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  • The route Alex chose meandered through the gorge and then up a steep deer trail to the top of the mountain.

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  • They now moved on again, creeping slowly up another steep incline.

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  • The streets of the city run irregularly up the steep face of the river bluffs.

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  • It is well stocked with trout, and the steep declivities of the lower valley furnish red wines of excellent quality.

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  • She gripped the steering wheel as the vehicle plunged down a steep hill.

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  • These are places where the mode of travelling or of transport is changed, such as seaports, river ports and railway termini, or natural resting-places, such as a ford, the foot of a steep ascent on a road, the entrance of a valley leading up from a plain into the mountains, or a crossing-place of roads or railways.'

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  • The steep and narrow road was far too dangerous for anything but slow caution.

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  • Behind our position was a steep and deep dip, making it difficult for artillery and cavalry to retire.

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  • It occupies a steep ridge jutting out from the west coast.

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  • It was shorter but rough and steep.

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  • The hills which form its shores are so steep, and the woods on them were then so high, that, as you looked down from the west end, it had the appearance of an amphitheatre for some land of sylvan spectacle.

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  • Our right flank was posted on a rather steep incline which dominated the French position.

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  • The streets, though narrow and steep, are generally paved.

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  • The shore is composed of a belt of smooth rounded white stones like paving-stones, excepting one or two short sand beaches, and is so steep that in many places a single leap will carry you into water over your head; and were it not for its remarkable transparency, that would be the last to be seen of its bottom till it rose on the opposite side.

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  • North of the Thames, and west of its tributary the Lea, which partly bounds the administrative county on the east, London is built upon a series of slight undulations, only rarely sufficient to make the streets noticeably steep. On the northern boundary of the county a height of 443 ft.

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  • The slope of Farringdon Road, where crossed by Holborn Viaduct, and of New Bridge Street, Blackfriars, marks its course exactly, and that of Fleet Street and Ludgate Hill its steep banks.

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  • When the rocks are concealed by detrital material he looks for outcroppings on steep hillsides, on the crests of hills or ridges, in the beds of streams, in landslides, in the roots of overturned trees, and in wells, quarries, roadcuttings and other excavations.

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  • In steep pitching beds sufficient excavated material is allowed to remain in the stope for the support of the machines and men, the excess being drawn out from time to time and loaded into cars.

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  • The beach on which the landing took place proved to be satisfactory, but it lay at the foot of a steep and rugged declivity, which was therefore a most unsuitable place for putting ashore the stores and impedimenta of an army.

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  • It is built, at the foot of a steep slope, on the left bank of a tributary of the Atbara called the Khor Abnaheir, which forms here the Sudan-Abyssinian frontier.

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  • On the old post-road in Greenwich is the inn, built about 1729, at which Israel Putnam was surprised in February 1779 by a force under General Tryon; according to tradition he escaped by riding down a flight of steep stone steps.

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  • The Egyptian pilgrim road crosses the peninsula from Suez to Akaba, passing the post of An Nakhl, with a reservoir and a little cultivation, about half way; a steep descent leads down from the edge of the Tih plateau to Akaba.

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  • They are steep and rocky, and considerably indented.

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  • On their western margin steep cliffs generally rise from the sea, above which is the tablazo or plateau, in some places slightly undulating, in others with ridges of considerable height rising out of it.

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  • The old town, nestling round the Schlossberg, the hill on which the castle stands, consists of narrow, steep and irregular streets.

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  • Thus far the road is easy, but at Michmash it descends into a very steep and rough valley, which has to be crossed before reascending to Geba.l At the bottom of the valley is the Pass of Michmash, a noble gorge with precipitous craggy sides.

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  • Tmolus, a steep and lofty spur of which formed the citadel.

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  • No dangers were too threatening for him to face, no obstacles too formidable,no tasks too laborious, no heights too steep. The love of power and the supporting courage were allied with a marked imperiousness.

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  • In the latter part of the city, on a steep elevation, stands the castle of St Peter, originally founded by Theodoric, on the site, perhaps, of the earliest citadel, mostly rebuilt by Gian Galeazzo Visconti in 1393, and dismantled by the French in 180r.

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  • The forms of roof are various, but mostly they commence in a steep slope at the top, gradually flattening towards the eaves so as to produce a slightly concave appearance, this concavity being rendered more emphatic by the tilt which is given to the eaves at the four corners.

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  • The town is very picturesque, with its steep and narrow streets, and its one surviving gateway, while it is dominated on the west by the ruined castle of Stein, formerly a stronghold of the Habsburgs, but destroyed in 1415 and again in 1712.

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  • They are steep, and covered with jungle, but can be climbed by men.

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  • In its lower course the river is a rapid stream flowing between steep jungle-clad hills, with one fall of 50 feet,, and is of little use for navigation.

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  • The streets are wide and well laid out, but some are very steep. Through the centre of the town runs a broad tree-lined promenade, the Cours Jerome-Bertagna, formerly the Cours National, in which are the principal buildings - theatre, banks, hotels.

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  • Its chief town, Victoria, formerly called Rabato (pop. in 1901, 5 0 57) stands near the middle of the island on one of a cluster of steep conical hills, 31-- m.

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  • Particularly steep slopes are found in the case of submarine domes, usually incomplete volcanic cones, and there have been cases in which after such a dome has been discovered by the soundings of a surveying ship it could not be found again as its whole area was so small and the deep floor of the ocean from which it rose so flat that an error of 2 or 3 m.

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  • While such steep mountain walls are found in the bed of the ocean it must be remembered that they are very exceptional, and except where there are great dislocations of the submarine crust or volcanic outbursts the forms of the ocean floor are incomparably gentler in their outlines than those of the continents.

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  • Similarly we may note the caldron or small steep depression of a round outline, and the furrow or long narrow groove in the continental shelf.

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  • Beyond these ranges the country is further diversified by isolated hills rising abruptly from a common level, and presenting from their steep and nearly inaccessible scarps eligible sites for castles and strongholds, whence the mountaineers of Bundelkhand have frequently set at defiance the most powerful of the native states of India.

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  • Moreover, the largest streams have numerous tributaries, and nearly all alike flow circuitously between steep if not vertical cliffs or in deep craggy ravines overlooked by distant hills, among which the wagon road has wound its way with difficulty.

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  • The rift-valley faults continue down the depression, marked by numerous volcanoes, in the region of the Natron Lake and Lake Manyara; while the steep walls of the deep depression of Tanganyika and Nyasa represent the western rift system at its maximum development..

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  • The volcanic d'Entrecasteaux Islands are mostly larger, more elevated (the highest being 8000 ft.), and stand in deeper water than the Louisiade group. To the east of Kiriwina (Trobriand) lies a small group of uniquely formed islets, each of which is completely surrounded by a steep forest-clad marginal rampart of coral 300 to 400 ft.

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  • The streets are in general steep and narrow, but there is a handsome promenade in the upper town, laid out in the 18th century by the intendant Antoine Megret d'Etigny.

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  • Venetian influence is everywhere manifest; the Lion of St Mark is carved over the main gateway and on many public buildings; and among the narrow and steep lanes of the city there are numerous examples of Venetian Gothic or early Renaissance architecture.

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  • East of the Taupo plateau and south of Opotiki on the Bay of Plenty the steep thickly-timbered ranges held by the Uriwera tribe still show scenery quite unspoiled by white intrusion.

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  • In the last-named region some fifteen salt-water gulfs penetrate into the very heart of the mountains, winding amid steep, cloudcapped ranges, and tall, richly-clothed cliffs overhanging their calm waters.

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  • Beyond the ground rises in steep slopes to a general level of over 1000 ft., the plateau being traversed in several directions by hills rising 2000 ft.

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  • The fortress of Graudenz, which since 1873 has been used as a barracks and a military depot and prison, is situated on a steep eminence about 12 m.

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  • It is at the head of a narrow defile, shut in by steep hills on the east and west but expanding on the north to meet the valley of the Save.

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  • On its slope, which rises abruptly from the Bitterroot Basin, glaciers have cut canyons between high and often precipitous walls, and between these canyons are steep and rocky ridges having peaked or saw-toothed crest lines.

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  • Epd rEty, to tear, English "rive," the sense being a broken cliff or steep bank.

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  • Asymmetry of the folds is a marked characteristic in the zones of closer folding, the anticlines having long gently inclined easterly limbs, and short, steep and even overturned limbs upon the west.

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  • Other improvements projected in 1908 on the slope of the hill immediately below the Place Royale included the removal of the old tortuous and steep street called the "Montagne de la Cour" to give place to a Mont des Arts.

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  • From the East Turkestan lowlands on the north the ascent is very steep, and the passes across both sets of ranges lie at great altitudes; for example, the pass of Sanju-davan in the lower range is 16,325 ft.

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  • The southern slope of the range is gentle but short, the northern slope long and steep. Grass is able to grow, and animal life is more abundant.

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  • To the west of Parr's Ridge the surface for the most part slopes gently down to the east bank of the Monocacy river (which flows nearly at a right angle with the streams east of the Ridge), and then from the opposite bank rises rapidly toward the Catoctin Mountain; but just above the mouth of the Monocacy on the east side of the valley is Sugar Loaf Mountain, which makes a steep ascent of 1250 ft.

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  • They are cut in a very steep wall of rock, about 1800 ft.

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  • The contour of the sea-bed, however, has been shown to influence this distribution, the continuation of the slope of a steep shore beneath the sea being adverse to their formation, whereas on a gentler slope they may be formed.

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  • This plateau belt is exceedingly rugged with sharp ridges alternating with narrow valleys which have steep sides but are seldom more than 150o ft.

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  • Down the steep slopes of the escarpment the Highland Rim Plateau drops 200 ft.

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  • Fortification was well understood, as may still be seen in the remains of walled and escarped strongholds on hills and in steep ravines, while lagoon-cities like Mexico had the water approaches defended by fleets of boats and the causeways protected by towers and ditches; even after the town was entered, the pyramid-temples with their surrounding walls were forts capable of stubborn resistance.

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  • The principal merchantable timber of the state is red spruce, and this is found chiefly in the virgin forests which remain in the north, especially in those on the steep mountain slopes between elevations of 1800 ft.

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  • Up the steep slope of Mount Washington runs a cog railway.

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  • This fort is situated on a very steep hill, more than 800 ft.

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  • The submature or mature dissection of the plateau by its branching insequent streams results in giving it an excess of sloping surface, usually too steep for farming, and hence left for tree growth.

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  • In the new altitude of the mountain mass, its steep eastern face has been deeply carved with short canyons; and on the western slope an excellent beginning of dissection has been made in the erosion of many narrow valleys, whose greatest depth lies between their headwaters which still flow on the highland surface, and their mouths at the low western base of the range.

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  • Glacial erosion has been potent in excavating great cirques and small rock-basins, especially among the higher southern surmounting summits, many of which have been thus somewhat reduced in, height while gaining an Alpine sharpness of form; some of the short and steep canyons in the eastern slope have been converted into typical glacial troughs, and huge moraines have been laid on the desert floor below them.

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  • The outer ranges in Alberta have usually the form of tilted blocks with a steep cliff towards the north-east and a gentler slope, corresponding to the dip of the beds, towards the south-west.

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  • The latter is nearly triangular in shape and is surrounded by steep red cliffs, the only beach being the sandy spit near the south-east point, where the landing-stage is situated.

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  • South of these the mountains are marked by steep N.W.

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  • In 1740-1745 a fortification called Nuestra Senora de los Angeles was erected at the entrance; it is still standing, on a steep bluff overlooking the sea, and is one of the most picturesque of the old fortifications of the island.

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  • When springing up among rocks or on ledges, the stem sometimes becomes much curved, and, with its spreading boughs and pendent branchlets, often forms a striking and picturesque object in alpine passes and steep ravines.

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  • The peak rises like a pyramid, with a steep summit of white marble, to a height of 6350 ft., and can be seen at sunset from the plain of Troy on the east, and the slopes of Olympus on the west.

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  • A rampart, accessible by a steep road, and farther up by huge steps cut out of the rock, surrounds the fort.

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  • Turenne's force was little more than 6000, and these were wearied with a long day of marching and fighting on the steep and wooded hillsides of the Black Forest.

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  • A steep slope, vineyards, low stone walls and abatis had all to be surmounted, under a galling fire from the Bavarian musketeers, before the Army of France found itself, breathless and in disorder, in front of the actual entrenchments of the crest.

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  • The north-west part of it is a slate belt that has been much dissected by eroding streams, but the south-east part is a gently rolling belt of limestone to which occasionally a steep hill descends from the slate belt.

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  • Several fishing villages occur along this coast, of which none is more picturesque than Staithes, lying in a steep gully in the cliff.

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  • It is cut in the volcanic plateau, and its ragged broken walls, which are inclined at very steep angles, are of a richness of colouring that almost defies description, a colouring that is produced by the action of the thermal springs, at the base of the canyon, upon the mineral pigments in the lava.

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  • Except on the south-east, where the Asahan flows away to the east coast, Toba Lake is surrounded by steep shores.

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  • They rest unconformably upon the Carboniferous beds, and have themselves been tilted to a steep angle.

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  • The principal sea-inlets in the north are the Texel Gat or Marsdiep and the Vlie, which lead past the chain of the Frisian Islands into the large inland sea or gulf called the Zuider Zee, and the Wadden or " shallows," which extend along the shores of Friesland and Groningen as far as the Dollart and the mouth of the Ems. The inland sea-board thus formed consists of low coasts of sea-clay protected by dikes, and of some high diluvial strata which rise far enough above the level of the sea to make dikes unnecessary, as in the case of the Gooi hills between Naarden and the Eem, the Veluwe hills between Nykerk and Elburg, and the steep cliffs of the Gaasterland between Oude Mirdum and Stavoren.

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  • Suddenly cooled carbon steel, Steep Cast Iron no; d ` r t1?at J ustenite+ Cementite.

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  • These hills (especially the Palatine, the site of the original settlement) with their naturally steep sides, partly surrounded at the base by marshes and situated not far from the confluence of the Anio with the Tiber, possessed natural advantages not shared by the other primitive settlements of the district; and their proximity to one another rendered it easy to bring them into a larger whole.

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  • Though the Apennines comprised within the boundaries of Latium do not rise to a height approaching that of the loftiest summits of the central range, they attain to a considerable altitude, and form steep and rugged mountain masses from 4000 to 5000 ft.

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  • Others maintain that he was thrown down a steep place by some emissaries either of the physicians or of the apothecaries, both of whom he had during his life most grievously harassed.

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  • Its situation is very beautiful, the moist climate (mean annual rainfall, 74 in.) fostering on the steep surrounding hills a vegetation unusually luxuriant for the latitude.

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  • The borough lies in the valley of the Lehigh river, along which runs one of its few streets and in another deeply cut valley at right angles to the river; through this second valley east and west runs the main street, on which is an electric railway; parallel to it on the south is High Street, formerly an Irish settlement; half way up the steep hill, and on the north at the top of the opposite hill is the ward of Upper Mauch Chunk, reached by the electric railway.

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  • An incline railway, originally used to transport coal from the mines to the river and named the "Switch-Back," now carries tourists up the steep slopes of Mount Pisgah and Mount Jefferson, to Summit Hill, a rich anthracite coal region, with a famous "burning mine," which has been on fire since 1832, and then back.

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  • It was formerly supposed that comparatively temperate latitudes and steep sloping ground afforded the most favourable situations for planting, and much of the disaster which attended the early stages of the tea enterprise in India is traceable to this erroneous conception.

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  • It is finely situated in the valley of the Ribble, at the foot of Pendle Hill, a steep plateau-like mass rising to 1831 ft.

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  • On the steep sides of valleys the plan is easily and cheaply carried out, and where the whole course of the - water is not long the peculiar properties which give it value, though lessened, are not exhausted when it reaches that part of the meadow which it irrigates last.

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  • It will be seen, beginning on the east or right bank of the river, that a high-level canal from an upper system is carried past a steep slope, where perhaps it is cut entirely out of rock, and it divides into two.

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  • The southern sides of this range are comparatively steep; on the north it slopes gently down to the plains of Leipzig, but is intersected by the deep valleys of the Elster and Mulde.

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  • The mountain is everywhere steep and rocky, especially on its southern side, which falls abruptly towards the Lake of Tal-y-llyn.

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  • It lies in a valley sheltered by steep chalk hills on the east, its old-fashioned stone houses lining a single broad street, which crosses the Upper Avon by a bridge of four arches.

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  • The north coast is generally steep and cliff-bound, and abundantly provided with good harbours, of which that of Palermo is the finest.

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  • The steep and narrow crystalline ridge which trends north-eastwards, and is known to geographers by the name of the Peloritan Mountains, does not reach 4000 ft.

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  • Their summits are open and covered with heath but their flanks and the lower ground are magnificently wooded The hills are deeply scored by steep and picturesque valleys, o which the most remarkable is the Devil's Punch Bowl, a hollo of regular form on the west flank of Hindhead.

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  • Communication with the upper town is effected by means of two elevators, a circular tramway, and steep zigzag roads.

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  • Its lanes are narrow, steep and winding; many of the houses are entered by wooden staircases; and though considerably modernized the town has a medieval air.

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  • Having taken coffee, they formed in procession, and, preceded and followed by the pashas troops, slowly descended the steep and narrow road leading to the great gate of the citadel; but as soon as the Mamelukes arrived at the gate it was suddenly closed before them.

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  • The steep, ragged walls of the crater show a great variety of colours, intensified by the light from the deep blue sky above.

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  • It is a walled town on the steep side of a hill with another portion in the plain below, 1821 ft.

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  • From the landing-place, where a mole is cut out of the rock, there is a steep ascent to the upper town, characteristically Spanish in appearance.

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  • They are known together as the "villages of Kephalos," from the steep and lofty headland of Kephalos.

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  • The Arab geographers considered it impregnable, and from its steep approaches and well-arranged defences it was able to offer a protracted resistance to the Mongolian conqueror Hulagu and to the armies of Timur.

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  • It is said to derive its name of Ard-macha, the Hill of Macha, from Queen Macha of the Golden Hair, who flourished in the middle of the 4 th century B.C., but earlier it was named from its situation on the sides of a steep hill called Drumsailech, or the Hill of Sallows, which rises in the midst of a fertile plain near the Callan stream.

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  • The steep and rugged pass between Solyma and the sea, called the Climax ("Ladder"), was the only direct communication between Lycia and Pamphylia.

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  • A steep ascent leads past the Pillar of Charles V., a fountain erected in 1554, to the main entrance of the Alhambra.

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  • Brae signifies the steep bank of a river, and so any slope or hill-side.

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  • Where a number of small torrents converge in a steep mountain recess, they cut out a crescent-shaped hollow or halfcauldron, which in the Scottish Highlands is known as a corrie.

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  • On the west the coast is mostly either a steep rocky declivity or a sea-wall, though strips of lower ground are found in the bays.

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  • Its business edifices and residences are largely of Dutch architecture, with many storeys and steep roofs.

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  • A steep paved road leads to it in about twenty minutes from the port of Scala.

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  • Its summit comprises a group of eight snow-clad peaks, and its crater is surrounded by a steep and jagged wall of rocks.

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  • His request was granted, and the swine rushed over a steep place into the lake.

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  • On the west side the slope is gradual, especially in the broad plain that skirts the coast for the greater part cf its length; on the east side it is steep - precipitous indeed, towards the southern end - and intersected by valleys worn to a tremendous depth by the force of the torrents that once ran down them.

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  • It is an exceptionally healthy locality, and the steep shore and open downs make it an agreeable summer resort.

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  • It is situated in the narrow vale of the river Creedy near its junction with the Exe, between two steep hills, and is divided into two parts, the east or old town and the west or new town.

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  • In the strip of low country that fringes the peninsula below the Ghats the rainfall is heavy and the climate warm and damp, the vegetation being dense and characteristically tropical, and the steep slopes of the Ghats, where they have not been artificially cleared, thickly clothed with forest.

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  • Adrar occupies the most elevated part of a plateau which ends westwards in a steep escarpment and falls to the east in a succession of steps.

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  • There are many caverns and steep ravines, and from the character of the rocks the ascents are rugged and precipitous.

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  • At Annesley Bay the narrow coast plain is succeeded by foothills separated by small valleys through which flow innumerable streams. From these hills the ascent to the plateau which constitutes northern Eritrea is very steep. This tableland, which has a general elevation of about 6500 ft., is fairly fertile despite a desert region - Sheb - to the S.E.

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  • It is characterized by rich, well-watered valleys, verdant plains and flat-topped hills with steep sides, running in ranges or isolated.

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  • The houses of Dartmouth, many of which are ancient, rise in tiers from the shore, beneath a range of steep hills.

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  • The valley of the Lugley brook separates the village from the steep conical hill crowned by the castle, the existence of which has given Carisbrooke its chief fame.

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  • Behind the line the ground falls away southeastward in a steep glacis that drops abruptly in the end to the Posina on the south and the Astico on the east.

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  • The east coast of Korea is steep and rock-bound, with deep water and a tidal rise and fall of 1 to 2 ft.

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  • In the east part of the state is the magnificent Sierra Nevada, a great block of the earth's crust, faulted along its eastern side and tilted up so as to have a gentle back slope to the west and a steep fault escarpment facing east, the finest mountain system of the United States.

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  • The upper city is built on three hills, which rise as steep crags 400 ft.

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  • The only remarkable feature in the island is a stalactite cavern on the south coast, which is reached by a narrow passage broken by two steep and dangerous descents which are accomplished by the aid of rope-ladders.

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  • The southern shore is fringed by a steep range of mountains, with several thriving villages along the coast.

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  • Whitby is beautifully situated at the mouth and on both banks of the River Esk; the old town of narrow streets and picturesque houses standing on the steep slopes above the river, while the modern residential quarter is mainly on the summit of West Cliff.

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  • The greater elevations are for the most part formed of limestones, except in the south, where they are largely volcanic. The coasts of the Gulf of Akaba are steep, with numerous coral reefs on both sides.

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  • It is built on the steep slopes of the Jebel Murjajo, which rises to a height of 1900 ft.

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  • The middle belt is gently undulating; viewed from rare eminences the landscape over the boundless forests resembles a dark green sea, through which the great rivers flow straight between steep, flat-topped banks, with long quiet reaches broken by occasional rapids.

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  • In the extreme north this belt is almost flat, a few low hills standing isolated and conspicuous; and the rivers have serpentine courses, while steep banks are absent.

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  • Tar is prepared largely from P. sylvestris; it is chiefly obtained from the roots, which, mingled with a few logs, are arranged in a conical or funnel-shaped hollow made on the steep side of a hill or bank; after filling up, the whole is covered with turf and fired at the top, when the tar exudes slowly and runs into aniron vessel placed below, from the spout of which it is conveyed into barrels.

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  • Ascending mountains, however, is very different, because in walking up a steep ascent all the muscles of the body are thrown into action, and not only those of the legs.

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  • Krantz (or Kranz) an overhanging wall of rock, hence a steep cliff, a precipice.

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  • The inhabitants of Cephalonia have all along been extremely active; and no slight amount of toil has been expended in the construction of terraces on the steep sides of the hills.

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  • Routes which converge on Kalat from the south pass for the most part through narrow wooded valleys, enclosed between steep ridges of denuded hills, and, following the general strike of these ridges, they run from valley to valley with easy grades.

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  • In the outer valleys of the Himalaya the sides are generally steep, so steep as to be liable to landslip, whilst the streams are still cutting down the river beds and have not yet reached the stage of equilibrium.

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  • On the southern or Indian side the routes to Tibet and Ladakh follow the levels of Himalayan valleys with no remarkably steep gradients till they near the approach to the water-divide.

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  • The Paiz do Vinho, on the Douro, and the Tagus near Abrantes, with their terraced bush-vines grown up the steep banks of the rivers, are often compared with the Rhine and the Elbe.

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  • The floods come in May and June, and during the wet season the rivers, all with steep beds in their upper courses, wash along detritus that lower down narrows, and on smaller streams almost chokes, their courses.

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  • Since the French conquest in 1895 good roads have been constructed throughout the city, broad flights of steps connect places too steep for the formation of carriage roads, and the central space, called Andohalo, has become a handsome place, with walks and terraces, flower-beds and trees.

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  • This has a great volume of water, but is unnavigable because of its steep gradient and many gorges.

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  • The Ek-tagh or Mongolian Altai, which separates the Kobdo basin on the north from the Irtysh basin on the south, is a true border-range, in that it rises in a steep and lofty escarpment from the Dzungarian depression (1550 to 3000 ft.), but descends on the north by a relatively short slope to the plateau (4000-5500 ft.) of north-western Mongolia.

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  • The north-western and northern slopes of the Sailughem mountains are extremely steep and very difficult of access.

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  • In the interior of the upper peninsula, along the east border of the lower peninsula south from Lake Huron, and in Saginaw valley, they are rather sluggish; but many of the larger streams of the lower peninsula have sufficient fall to furnish a large amount of water-power, while the small streams that flow into Lake Superior from the central portion of the upper peninsula as well as some of the larger ones farther west, have several falls and rapids; in places also they are lined with steep, high banks.

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  • The steep sides of the Mbnchsberg rise directly from amidst the houses of the town, some of which have cellars and rooms hewn out of the rock; and the ancient cemetery of St Peter, the oldest in Salzburg, is bounded by a row of vaults cut in the side of the hill.

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  • The Ridge, famous as the British base during the siege of Delhi during the Mutiny, in 1857, is a last outcrop of the Aravalli Hills which rises in a steep escarpment some 60 ft.

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  • The Baltic coast has generally steep welldefined banks and is irregular, being pierced by numerous long and narrow inlets (Feihrden) which often afford excellent harbours.

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  • The older streets are steep, narrow and tortuous, but there is also a large modern quarter.

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  • The general character of the landscape in the Eastern Division is a succession of steep escarpments formed by the edges of the outcropping beds of harder rock, and long gentle slopes or plains on the dip-slopes, or on the softer layers; clay and hard rock alternating throughout the series.

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  • The northern coast, bordering the Bristol Channel, is steep, with picturesque cliffs and deep bays or short valleys running into the high land, each occupied by a little seaside town or village.

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  • A third class of streams, tributary to the second, flows down the steep face of the escarpments.

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  • Steep towards the west, where it overlooks the low Lias plain as the Oolitic escarpment, the land falls very gently in slopes of Oxford Clay towards the Cretaceous escarpments on the south and east.

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  • From the crest of the escarpment, all round on south, west and north, the dip-slope of the Chalk forms a gentle descent outwards, the escarpment a very steep slope inwards.

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  • Within the Chalk ring, and at the base of the steep escarpment, there is a low terrace of the Upper Greensand, seldom so much as a mile in width, but in most places crowded with villages scarcely more than a mile apart, and ranged like beads on a necklace.

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  • Attention has been called to the fact that the bare rocks and steep gradients which are common in the Western Division allow of the heavy rainfall running off the surface rapidly, while the flat and often clayey lands of the Eastern Division retain the scantier rainfall in the soil for a longer time, so that for agricultural purposes the effect of the rainfall is not very dissimilar throughout the country.

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  • The coasts are rocky and surf-worn and the approaches are exceedingly dangerous, the land rising immediately from the coasts to steep, bold mountains.

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  • The older portion of the town is still surrounded, on the north and east, by its ancient, though dilapidated medieval walls, and is a labyrinth of steep and dirty streets.

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  • The short, steep, torrential streams of Mdzimta, Pzou, Bzyb and Kodor drain the country west of Elbruz.

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  • The right-hand tributaries, rising mostly on the western sides of the plateau, have steep slopes and are generally torrential in character.

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  • Its steep fault scarp faces west, and rises from 4000 to 6000 ft.

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  • In the older districts there is a countless variety of narrow gloomy streets, many of them steep. The houses are mostly five or six storeys high, are covered with stucco made of a kind of pozzolana which hardens by exposure, and have large balconies and flat roofs.

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  • The steep crags of the western end of the Taunus, where they abut upon the Rhine, are rich in the romantic associations of the great river.

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  • It is beautifully situated on the steep left bank of the Tees.

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  • The large church of St Mary, at the top of the steep High Street, has fine clerestory windows, clustered columns and an elaborate carvedoak ceiling of the 15th century; it contains several interesting monuments of the 17th and 18th centuries, some of which commemorate'members of the family of Philipps of Picton Castle.

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  • Steep and rugged ravines intersect the plains, opening into small bays or coves on the shore, fenced with masses of compact and cellular lava; and all over the island are found products of volcanic action.

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  • Images came crowding on his mind faster than he could put them into words, quagmires and pits, steep hills, dark and horrible glens, soft vales, sunny pastures, a gloomy castle, of which the courtyard was strewn with the skulls and bones of murdered prisoners, a town all bustle and splendour, like London on the Lord Mayor's Day, and the narrow path, straight as a rule could make it, running on up hill and down hill, through city and through wilderness, to the Black River and the Shining Gate.

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  • The town is irregularly built and its streets are steep and narrow, but it is surrounded by wide tree-lined boulevards, which have replaced the ancient fortifications, and has some fine churches.

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  • When the steep southern sides of the ranges nearest the sea are ascended the hills are often found to be flat-topped with a gentle slope northward giving on to a plateau rarely more than 40 m.

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  • The eastern line is the most continuously steep in the colony.

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  • But until the clouds rise above the hill there is an obvious countervailing tendency to compression, and in steep slopes this may reduce or entirely prevent precipitation until the summit is reached, when a fall of pressure with commotion must occur.

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  • It may even eddy backwards, as indicated by the curved arrows, and it is no uncommon thing, in walking up a steep hill in the contrary direction to the flight of the clouds, to find that the rain is coming from behind.

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  • This action is obviously much reduced where the rock sides of the valley rise slowly; but in cases where the rock is very steep, the safest course is to face the facts, and not to depend for water-tightness upon the cementing of the masonry to the rock, but rather to provide a vertical key, or dowel joint, of some material like asphalt, which will always remain water-tight.

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  • From the overflow sill the bye-wash channel may be gradually narrowed as the crest of the embankment is passed, the water being prevented from attaining undue velocity by steps of heavy masonry, or, where the gradient is not very steep, by irregularly set masonry.

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  • One face of these mountains is usually in the form of a steep palisade, while the other has a very gradual slope.

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  • Where the streams cut their way through sheets of basaltic lava their banks are steep, almost vertical cliffs, but where they cut through sedimentary rocks the sides have a more gentle slope.

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  • Though on the Swiss side it appears to be an isolated obelisk, it is really but the butt end of a ridge, while the Swiss slope is not nearly as steep or difficult as the grand terraced walls of the Italian slope.

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  • The flat, broad valleys, composed of sand and clay, of both the Tocantins and its Araguay branch are overlooked by steep bluffs.

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  • It is a series of steep, tabletopped hills, cut down to a kind of terrace which lies between them and the river.

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  • In the middle division, or from the mouth of the Voronezh to the point where it makes its nearest approach to the Volga, the stream cuts its way for the most part through Cretaceous rocks, which in many places rise on either side in steep and elevated banks, and at intervals encroach on the river-bed.

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  • The Rauhe Alb or Alp slopes gradually down into the plateau on its south side, but on the north it is sometimes rugged and steep, and has its line broken by isolated projecting hills.

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  • In the north-west, north and east the coasts are formed of basalt, and rise in steep, gloomy walls of rock to altitudes of 3000 ft.

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  • But its altitude does not exceed 10,000 ft., and its steep rocky slopes meet in a sharp, denticulated crest.

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  • On the north their declivities are steep and rugged.

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  • The Alai is a well-defined ridge with steep slopes, and both it and the Terek-tau, which prolongs it towards the Kokshal-tau, are flanked next the Ferghana valley by what appear to be the old uplifted strata both of the old Palaeozoic series of metamorphic limestones and of the newer Tertiary series of softer conglomerates and sandstones.

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  • As a rule on all the Tian-shan ranges the ascent from the north is steep and from the south relatively gentle.

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  • It used to be supposed that the Tian-shan confronted the basin of the Tarim with a steep, wall-like versant.

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  • It occupies a narrow strip of land beside the sea, from which it climbs up the steep heights inland to the citadel of Naryn-kaleh, and is on all sides except towards the east surrounded by walls built of porous limestone.

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  • In the hills north of the Buttauf is Jefat, situated on a steep hill-top, and representing the Jotapata defended by Josephus.

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  • It contains several good streets, some of which are, however, very steep. A main street, named successively rue de la Lampe, St Nicolas and Grande rue, extends from the bridge across the Liane to the promenade by the side of the ramparts.

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  • Southward from i ts northern horn, the rocky headland of Howth, the coast is generally steep, occasionally sheer, and the mountains of county Wicklow approach it closely.

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  • Every variety of form is seen, from steep flat-topped table-mountains as near Loughs Neagh and Erne, to peaks such as those of the Twelve Pins or Bens of Connemara.

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  • On either flank the Silurian shales, slates and sandstones, which are very rarely fossiliferous, rise with steep dips.

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  • The coast west of the mouth of the Isonzo is fringed by lagoons, and has the same character as the Venetian coast, while the Gulf of Trieste and the Istrian peninsula have a steep coast with many bays and safe harbours.

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  • The coast of Dalmatia also possesses many safe bays, the principal being those of Zara, Cattaro and Ragusa, but in some places it is very steep and inaccessible.

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  • Well-planted grounds fringe the steep slope down to the North Bay, in which there is a promenade pier; the South Cliff is similarly adorned.

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  • The castle was built during the 12th century by William le Gros, earl of Albemarle, who chose the site on the top of a steep cliff now called the "Scaur."

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  • As a rule the lakes which occupy portions of the great rift-valleys have steep sides and are very deep. This is the case with the two largest of the type, Tanganyika and Nyasa, the latter of which has depths of 430 fathoms. Others, however, are shallow, and hardly reach the steep sides of the valleys in the dry season.

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  • Hooker in the meanwhile had fought the "Battle above the Clouds" on the steep face of Lookout Mountain, and though opposed by an equal force of Confederates, had completely driven the enemy from the mountain.

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  • Blida is surrounded by a wall of considerable extent, pierced by six gates, and is further defended by Fort Mimieh, crowning a steep hill on the left bank of the river.

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  • At Bamba it is shut in by steep banks and narrows to 600 to 700 yds., again spreading out some distance down.

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  • Physical FeaturesThe coast-line on the north and northwest is everywhere steep and rocky.

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  • The whole coast of the Bay of Valencia is low and ill provided with harbours; and along the east of Catalonia stretches of steep and rocky coast alternate with others of an opposite character.

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  • In the mountainous districts, where there are only narrow paths, frequently rather steep, it is still not uncommon to meet long trains of pack-mules, which, with ox-carts for heavier goods, constitute the sole means of transport in such regions.

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  • The acropolis of the ancient city had been on a steep peak about 1250 ft.

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  • The little river Glyme, in a steep and picturesque valley, divides the town into New and Old Woodstock.

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  • A markedly upland character is given to the flora of this valley through the abundance of pines (9 species) and oaks (16 species) which it contains; but this peculiarity is readily accounted for by the steep slopes of the Apennines, which everywhere surround and dominate the old lake-basin.

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  • Along the north-west border of the valley a steep escarpment, known as the Cumberland Scarp, rises to the Cumberland Plateau.

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  • The Temple of the Magician crowns an unusually steep pyramid 240 X 180 ft.

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  • The foremost foothill of the range is the steep crag of Mons Titanus, crowned by the towers of the republic of San Marino.

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  • The steep slopes gave way to ravines where water had carried away the soil, leaving wide trails of flat stones.

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  • He worked the ATV down a steep rocky slope and through overhanging brush that kept her busy dodging limbs and combing cobwebs from her hair.

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  • She turned and watched Cade plunge his horse down a steep embankment and turn toward her.

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  • As the sun reached its zenith, they put their horses down a steep slope.

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  • According to their reckoning, they should be in the general area of the mine, but the only sight before them was a steep upward slope sparsely covered with brush.

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  • Instead he played travel guide, pointing out various sights along the way—the occasional abandoned mine building, steep slopes, and the ghost town of Sneffles where Dean had experienced yet another adventure, this one before marrying Cynthia Byrne.

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  • Dean sped downhill, the temperature dropping in the breeze he created as the steep sides of the narrow valley blocked out all the midmorning sun.

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  • The log house was further on, and up a steep incline – a sentinel overlooking the valley.

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  • The Side is still the name of the long and steep acclivity which connected the lower with the upper town of Newcastle.

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  • Quaint little alleys and yards off the steep main street house many interesting shops offering a wide range of unusual gifts and mementos.

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  • In particular this dive site is notable for the numerous snakelocks anemones to be found clinging to the steep rock surfaces.

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  • Cross the col then make the steep ascent NW then N to the summit of Red Pike.

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  • Since both edges of V2a Waveform are caused by an avalanche, very steep edges result - ideal for timing.

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  • On very steep slopes, stake straw bales in parallel lines from bottom to top, spaced a few meters apart.

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  • To get back home was a task in itself up a nice steep bank.

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  • Sitting on a steep bluff, overlooking the River Gwendraeth, is more complete than many of its contemporaries.

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  • Back at Queensferry, the heavily-loaded car always struggled very hard to get up the steep brae from the Hawes Inn.

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  • Look out for steep tiled gables, overhanging upper stories and mellow brick and plastering.

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  • Climb the steep wall on the left and surmount a bulge on doubtful blocks.

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  • Ben Moon looking butch on Hueco's classically steep terrain.

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  • Prolific ash regeneration is found on very calcareous soils that are often very steep.

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  • The leaders in premium revenue for rates or steep convinced causey says.

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  • The last steep descent was avoided by using a chairlift.

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  • The pieces of gray chert were found on the tourist path below slopes too steep for human habitation.

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  • Next cross the uplift track and down a steep rock chute into a deep rutted left then right.

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  • The moderate steep climb up to valley to the top of Glen Coe goes through the most dramatic alpine scenery in Scotland.

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  • The Open Session at The Green Man is in the upstairs clubroom and access is via several steep steps.

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  • The low conductivity of char will cause a steep thermal gradient across the char layer.

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  • The best way is to follow the stream in the upper corrie to a steep green ramp up the north-western headwall.

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  • There's everything here, from long gentle greens (great for beginners) to steep couloirs.

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  • He created dynamic images ranging from steep perspectives of the gantry cranes, then down into the scarlet freight containers in the hold.

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  • Heavily crevassed area on a glacier where the descent is steep.

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  • The site is a steep sided disused railroad cutting consisting of limestone grassland with scrub.

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  • There should be a steep cwm below and just off to your north, if so you are at point 30.

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  • Beware of going into the Red Burn which has steep drops and possible avalanche danger.

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  • Confidence remains weak but it has not got any worse following the steep decline reported in September.

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  • In the dim light he forced his horse through a tangled thicket overhanging a steep and rocky declivity.

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  • It stood in a naturally defensive location on the shoulder of a steep slope overlooking a crossing point of the River Lune.

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  • These, together with the limited rainfall over most aquifer outcrop areas, resulted in a steep increase in soil moisture deficits.

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  • The path now becomes more demanding, a steep scramble up loose rock.

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  • The path eventually disgorges into the narrow, steep lane that runs down into Withypool from Comer's Cross.

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  • Steep hipped Swithland slate roofs with deep eaves and hipped dormers.

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  • Steep pitched clay tile roofs with pitched roof dormers.

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  • Here you will find a steep drop-off with a healthy population of reef fish.

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  • Steep pitched Swithland slate roof with stone ridge and deep eaves.

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  • The old railroad lines that had been used to reinforce the steep embankment can still be seen sticking out from the remains.

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  • This part of the sea is almost encircled by steep cliffs.

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  • The northern and western edges of the Cotswolds are marked by steep escarpments down to the Severn valley and the Avon.

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  • To access the beach you must descend the rocky escarpment that shelters the bay, via a steep flight of steps.

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  • A group of eight of us walked to a pub along a steep escarpment.

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  • Steep mountain cliffs, punctuated with castles, slice into densely forested valleys.

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  • Small wooded glens on steep slopes of basalt uplands.

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  • There is a steep social class gradient in deaths from suicide.

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  • I run back to the sack before dropping into one of the shallow northern corries by way of a steep but predominantly grassy slope.

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  • Accommodation One double bedroom on the lower ground floor, accessed via steep stairs, with lovely views down the valley toward Kendal.

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  • It is possible to descend a steep gully lying to the right of the Nature Trust sign.

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  • Follow steep gully upwards, the mine is just below the top.

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  • Here, the road swings round to the left on a sharp hairpin, with a steep ravine on your left hand side.

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  • As they walked up the steep hill to the top of the fort they had each left a handprint beside the Iron Gate.

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  • This steep northbound climb into the city required rope haulage, powered by two stationary steam engines.

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  • On the southern edge of the town the road descends a steep hill into the valley of the River Tern.

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  • We choose to walk up the steep hill to the mid Halfway Station.

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  • In Honduras, the mucuna bean has improved crop yields on steep, easily eroded hillsides with depleted soils [13] .

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  • As the train continues down the valley, it hugs the steep hillside.

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  • The crag stands above a steep woody hillside, with a caravan site down on the right of the road.

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  • In these waters, surrounded by steep sided mountains, they were virtually invulnerable to attack.

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  • Tuesday, September 13, we headed out to Christie Reef, a steep reef with a lot of bull kelp.

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  • Mathematica is intimidating at first; it has a steep learning curve.

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  • Since taking on my new role I have experienced a steep learning curve, but am really enjoying the variety which each day brings.

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  • To the right the face is in the form of a long, fairly steep wall terminating at an old limekiln.

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  • The countryside is equally praised, & includes lush meadowland, dense forest, & steep valleys, all flanked by the Pyrenees mountains.

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  • Situated on a steep south-facing slope of warm Devon shale, above the meandering River Yeo, the vineyard enjoys a benign microclimate.

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  • A stop to check some soaring raptors reveals a group of six Andean Condors soaring high above the steep mountainside.

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  • However dippers are very early nesters and often chose bridges or waterfalls or steep overgrown banks for their nest sites.

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  • The black basalt outcrops have a distinctive, sheer profile which is broken by a series of steep, wooded glens.

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  • The houses were surrounded by a wooden palisade on top of a steep bank.

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  • With it's steep wooded valleys, and pretty pastel houses clinging to the hillsides, Dartmouth boasts the prettiest town in England.

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  • Access was easy, up a steep path to a colon the, ridge.

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  • Further round the peninsula is Fowey, a small town and port clinging to the steep sides of the river valley.

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  • The combination of ground temperatures only slightly below zero, high ice contents and steep slopes, makes mountain permafrost particularly vulnerable to changes.

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  • Shooting The steep banks of the Spey and Avon glens and mature hardwoods allow driven pheasants to be shown well to lines of guns.

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  • Back at the top of the 20m pitch a steep ramp leads up on the right.

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  • Game viewing vehicles descend the steep crater wall every morning and spend the day on grass plains that are teeming with animals.

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  • Hiking is great, lots of space and varying terrain from steep canyons to flat rolling prairie.

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  • It leads from Loch Kishorn through ascending hairpin bends and skirts steep precipices on its way.

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  • To mix a couple of metaphors, the time bomb is ticking and we stand on the edge of a very steep precipice.

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  • Weather in strong or steep pressure gradients is normally subject to sudden changes with varying wind force and direction.

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  • From here I wandered down the valley and into some steep and astonishingly beautiful woods that contained more primroses than I have ever seen.

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  • Once in the gap it is possible to exit by the head of a steep rake on its northern side.

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  • Climbing down a steep boulder ramp we reached the side of a large stream.

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  • Here the traction engine puts on a spectacular display as it ascends the steep ramp off the site.

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  • This comparison verifies the steep rise of the gluon density at low x with a precision of @ 15-20% .

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  • Pupils are not required to walk on steep sloping riverbanks.

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  • Heavy rainfall has accentuated the huge river valleys and steep sided ravines that occur in the mainly volcanic rock.

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  • To descend steep ground rapidly by a controlled slide down a fixed rope.

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  • Starts up a steep and narrow ice runnel to gain easier ground and the final section of King's Ransom.

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  • Also covered are basic rope work skills to ensure safety on steep ground.

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  • The Polden Hills are capped by the Blue Lias Limestone, which in places forms a steep scarp.

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  • The Blackdown Hills are best known for the dramatic, steep, wooded scarp face they present to the north.

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  • From here, the route follows steep scree, which improves as height is gained.

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  • So the map was of little help when the path forked into two steep scree runs.

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  • We dragged the boats up a steep rocky shoreline to camp on its north shore.

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  • The steep muddy roads are lined with melting ice, empty beer cans and old plastic sledges.

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  • It was the only landing place which we saw as we sailed pass all the steep cliffs and glacier snouts.

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  • Dogfish swim around lazily, while large spider crabs clamber up steep rocky walls, over soft layers of seaweed or along sandy gullies.

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  • Teeth brushed, Shoes on, Down steep bus stairs.

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  • For now the street went up straight in front of my face like a steep staircase or the side of a pyramid.

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  • Skinny gray cats weave in and around narrow alleyways, or snooze in steep stone stairwells.

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